Sleeping Austrian alerted to fire by cats
Vienna - An Austrian man was saved from tragedy in the early hours of Friday morning after his cats woke him up by repeatedly walking over his face as he slept, police said.
When the 37-year-old from Hohenems in the western state of Vorarlberg finally came to, he smelled burning and discovered the blaze in his flat.
After failing to put out the flames with an extinguisher he called the fire brigade at 3:30 am. The man was unharmed but his living room furniture was almost completely destroyed.